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Philly Loses the Great Gary Papa

Jun 19, 2009, 4:42 PM EDT

It's been a tough year for the Philadelphia broadcast media community, as well as the region's sports fans. First we lost Harry Kalas, and today we've learned that long-time Philly sports anchor for WPVI TV, Gary Papa, has succumbed to his 5-year battle with cancer. Gary has been a very popular figure in our sports world since 1981, talented, knowledgeable, and passionate. 

Our thoughts and condolences go out to all of Gary's family, friends, and coworkers. Here is Jim Gardner's announcement of the news earlier this afternoon.